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Fresh data show how few districts document disproportionality, even as the Trump administration looks to roll back a rule requiring more aggressive monitoring.
The #MeToo movement has brought widespread attention to gender-based harassment in all walks of life. Will it do the same for sex education in schools?
The state is under intense scrutiny about how it plans to hold schools accountable for historically disadvantaged groups of students under the new federal law.
Educators in Menomonee, Wis., are going all in on "continuous improvement," a strategy that combines constant feedback, experimentation, and problem-solving.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
A severe case of child abuse and torture is bringing renewed attention to the mostly hands-off approach states take with home schooling.
News in Brief
A national coalition of researchers, policymakers, and educators has forged a consensus on why schools need to respond to students’ social and emotional needs.
Experts are working with counselors and admissions officers on ways to factor performance assessments into admissions decisions.
A Florida study urges caution in taking advantage of ESSA's new flexibility on state testing.
The lessons many students get on the topic are fragmentary, sentimentalized, or sanitized, argues a 15-state report by a civil rights advocacy group.
After building a huge K-12 footprint with free solutions to address challenges, the company will charge schools to tackle of one of ed tech’s most glaring problems.
Even in schools that are open, Hurricane Maria’s aftermath continues to pose physical and educational challenges for educators in still-recovering communities.
What is continuous improvement and why are schools and districts jumping on that bandwagon?
The new U.S. secretary of education faced a steep learning curve when she took office last year. See how her tenure is shaping up in key issue areas.
The federal spending plan to be unveiled later this month is likely to combine three significant research programs.
A Senate confirmation hearing for Pres. Trump's nominee to oversee K-12 policy turns into a debate over how well Betsy DeVos is overseeing ESSA implementation.
A nod to vocation education and a pitch to offer "Dreamers" a path to citizenship got mentions in President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress.
Here are five questions school and district leaders should be asking to move beyond tracking, write Robin Avelar La Salle and Ruth S. Johnson.
Tech-company-funded research hides the dangers of too much screentime in schools, warns high school teacher Matt Miles.
Storytelling doesn't just belong in the English classroom. Nonfiction can energize other subjects, too, writes Joy Hakim.
Letters
The federal government’s record of failing Native American students is long and unacceptable, writes former Montana state superintendent Denise Juneau.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 10/20/2017)

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